Village House, Gaucin
A STYLISH SUBSTANTIAL VILLAGE HOUSE WITH RUSTIC CHARM AND UNIQUE HAND-CRAFTED CARPENTRY & NATURAL STONE FEATURES - GREAT VIEWS FROM TWO ELEVATED TERRACES. THE PROPERTY ENJOYS STUNNING VIEWS. This deceptively spacious three storey village house was beautifully renovated in 2005/2006. It has stacks of rustic Andalusian character and charm and retains many of its original features. These are enhanced by a striking combination of hand-crafted natural woodwork (oak & chestnut) and some exposed natural stonework - a truly unique and very interesting property. At the heart of the village, the house is a few minutes away from a variety of shops, tapas bars and high-quality restaurants. From the terraces there are super views of El Hacho mountain and across the village rooftops to the Mediterranean & Gibraltar. To the north west, there are distant views of the Sierra del Libar mountain range. Ground floor: The antique entrance doors lead into a hallway featuring hand-crafted chestnut cupboards and a wood beamed ceiling. This extensive open-plan area is split-level and comprises a spacious dining area with attractive hand-made chestnut cupboards. There is a separate study room off the hallway and an attractive staircase with feature tiling leading to the first floor. The rustic country-style kitchen, with exposed brick & whitewashed walls, is spacious and well fitted with chestnut units, black granite work surfaces, a centre island, a range cooker and the original fireplace with wood-burning stove. Flooring is a combination of natural stone, terracotta and decorative hydraulic tiles. The kitchen leads to an internal patio with a covered utility area, a shower and a larder. There is an external staircase to the first floor from the patio. First floor: The living room is very spacious with a high wood-beamed ceiling and solid oak flooring. An antique wood-burning stove provides a lovely focal point in this beautiful split-level room that also has a TV/snug area in one corner. Antique doors open into a charming light & airy double bedroom with French doors/Juliet balcony with views along the village street. There is a separate well presented bathroom with shower. From the living room a partially glazed passageway leads to a small single bedroom. From here there are stairs leading to the partially shaded terrace with north-westerly views across the village rooftops to the mountains beyond. Upper floor: An attractive wood staircase from the living room leads to an attractive ‘minstrel’s’ gallery overlooking the living area below and is a charming feature. The Master bedroom, with beamed ceiling and exposed brickwork on one wall, is large and airy with a French door/Juliet balcony with interesting views along the the street below. There is a further double bedroom, and a good-sized modern bathroom with quality fittings and feature Moorish-style arched window openings. Flooring on this level is a combination of terracotta and decorative hydraulic tiling. A staircase leads to the large roof terrace with spectacular south-westerly views across the village rooftops to El Hacho mountain, the Mediterranean and Gibraltar.